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What is the Creative Industries Directory?

The Creative Industries Directory is a web-based resource offered by the Association For Creative Industries for the business needs of its members and constituents. The Creative Industries Directory provides an easy way to conduct research and locate companies offering the products and services critical to manufacturers, retailers, distributors, designers, educators, digital content providers, professional makers and DIYers, and other creative professionals.

We hope you bookmark the Creative Industries Directory and make it the first stop for all your major purchasing decisions.

Who is the Association For Creative Industries?

The Association For Creative Industries (AFCI) is the premier trade association for the global creative arts products industries. AFCI is committed to its vision of a healthy, vibrant and innovative community that enriches people’s lives through crafting and other creative activities. As an organization, AFCI strives to deliver innovative high value services as we support our Members who provide products and services to educate, entertain, and inspire creative consumers. Our Members include the manufacturers, retailers, distributors, designers, educators, digital content providers, professional makers and DIYers, and other creative professionals that comprise the $40 billion+ creative arts industries around the globe.

AFCI’s vision is to lead a forward-thinking and vibrant business community where creative arts professionals can learn, connect, discover and succeed.

The world of creativity is changing. It’s so much more than arts & crafts. And it’s expanding globally at a pace that is astounding. AFCI is expanding our focus too.

FAQs - Listing my company

How can I list my company, product, or service in the Creative Industries Directory?

All companies that provide relevant products and/or services may add their listing by calling 888-777-6578. You may also create a new listing online by clicking here.

Is there a charge to list my company?

A basic listing is available at no charge. There are paid advertising options available that provide you more visibility among the many other companies, products, and services. To learn more about these options click here to visit the media kit.

How can I make changes or ask questions about my existing company listing?

Please call us at 888-777-6578 or 727-498-6518 if dialing internationally.

FAQs - Using the Creative Industries Directory

How can I locate relevant companies?

There are two methods to locate companies relevant to your needs.

The most efficient is to utilize the category/sub-category breakdown on the homepage and simply click on the sub-category that most closely relates to your query.

You may also use a keyword or location search to query the entire database of companies. A keyword or location search will pull from all data stored within the guide. You may also further refine your search queries via the category/sub-category drop down menu below the keyword search bar.

How does the RFP/RFI submission tool work?

Certain companies that have elected to include additional information about their products and services have "profile" pages accessible from search results via a "View Profile" link. This link only appears for companies that elect to create a "profile" page. These companies also provide access to an RFP/RFI submittal tool. This tool allows you to send them a request to bid on your business.

The tool requires that you submit your company name, contact information, and a description of products or services for which you are seeking a proposal.

While this tool can be helpful it is always quickest to pick up the phone and call the company directly, but we are happy to offer the RFP/RFI submission tool for your convenience.

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